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Over twenty Indian students commit suicide after inaccurate university admission results

An inquiry discovered that software used by Globarena Technologies Private Limited had calculated pupils university admission exams incorrectly Credit: David Davies/PA
After more than 20 students in one Indian state committed suicide due to failed university admission exams, an independent panel has found that the marking software used was faulty and had graded pupils incorrectly.

Parents had demanded a review of results after over one-third of students in Telengana state failed their two-year Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC), which school leavers sit prior to applying for higher education.

The state government has since announced that students who did not pass the exams will be eligible for a free re-count of their papers.

Suspicions were raised after many students who had achieved top marks in the first year of exams did not even pass in the second and final year.

Parents correctly laid the blame with Globarena Technologies Private Limited – the company which provided software to the state government to process examination results but which has been found to have marked the admission tests inaccurately.

They also allege that the organisation awarded marks to students who didn’t turn up for exams and that the marking errors were covered up as the company has close links to the son of the Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekhar Rao.

“A student identified as Naveena… failed in Telugu [exam] in the final year,” a student leader told the Indian e-newspaper First Post.

“After re-verification, she got 93 per cent in that particular subject.”

Admission into India’s top universities is among the most competitive in the world.

Delhi University’s Shri Ram College of Commerce gets 28,000 applications for 400 places.

This means that less than 2 per cent of applicants get in, an acceptance rate below that of Harvard.

As numbers applying are so high most colleges take students in solely on their performance in the HSSC to make their admissions process simple.

Unemployment rates in India are at their highest in 45 years thanks in part to a population explosion which has seen one million people now turn 18 every month.

The job market is therefore more competitive than ever meaning getting a degree from a good university is seen as vital.

Some students reported that their parents had enlisted them into specialist high school colleges where they were made to study for up to 16 hours a day to try and ensure good results in the HSSC.

The independent panel has said it will imminently announce measures to ensure that marking errors do not occur again.
 

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Another example of a mess created by Indian IT "professionals. They are well known for creating messy, buggy code. Ask American coders how they feel when they have to fix badly coded work that was outsourced to India. I think recently the Indian air force blamed bad weather and faulty software, coded locally, for their botched Sirji Kal Strike 2.0.
 

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I mean, you must be really pressured to commit suicide over exam scores!?

Like who even pressures their kid that much!?

There's more to this world than studying your *** off and a degree. Feel sorry for those poor souls and angry at the parents & society that makes them suffer this much. :angry:
 
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I mean, you must be really pressured to commit suicide over exam scores!?

Like who even pressures their kid that much!?

There's more to this world than studying your *** off and a degree. Feel sorry for those poor souls and angry at the parents & society that makes them suffer this much. :angry:
They are pressurized. Extremely pressurized. This is what happens when a nation becomes too materialistic. The greed for wealth and success leads to loss of life.
 

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It's actually quite sad. Shows how much peer pressure and/or community pressure there must be on students. Most likely worry of debt, marriage prospects etc is the cause too.
 
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It's actually quite sad. Shows how much peer pressure and/or community pressure there must be on students. Most likely worry of debt, marriage prospects etc is the cause too.
Look at the population levels in India. It is extreme. Everyone wants prosperity and success. Impossible when resources are limited.
 
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Air India on the verge of collapse. Jet Airways dead and buried. About 14 airlines gone bankrupt in the last 30 years.
India is in very difficult position and Modi winning the elections will be icing on the cake. More cow vigilante murders, more killings of minorities, more oppression of women, more rape and more hate.
 

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India is in very difficult position and Modi winning the elections will be icing on the cake. More cow vigilante murders, more killings of minorities, more oppression of women, more rape and more hate.
More cherry-picked data on economy to mislead investors and traders, more mismanagement and more corruption.
 
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More cherry-picked data on economy to mislead investors and traders, more mismanagement and more corruption.
Modi’s fake cherry picked data on economy got shredded to pieces.

I still want Modi to win. He will turn India into a rape colony. A civil war in India is only a matter of time.
 

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Modi’s fake cherry picked data on economy got shredded to pieces.

I still want Modi to win. He will turn India into a rape hating colony.
"Rapestan. The world's rape capital." :lol:

But seriously, their economy is actually turning a downward trend. Chowkidars and loony Bakhts will have us believe that the GDP will go up 7.6% but in actual fact, it's estimated to be more like 7% at best. Impressive but only because China's economy has started to mature and US-China trade war slowed down China. China is now intentionally letting they Yuan drop in value which will hopefully accelerate their growth, making investors in China stay put. Indians may boast that 200 odd US companies may move to India but, that's a "may", not a confirmed. Contrast that with some 150,000 US companies already doing business with China and you get the picture of reality.
 

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